There aren’t many opportunities for vintage toy hunting in this area. We don’t really have flea markets or rummage sales like a lot places, and the yard sales can be hit or miss, so I always try to visit the Big Flea when it rolls into town. This weekend, I found a few fun vintage toys…
I added another Colorforms set to my collection–this one is an 80′s Batman set that is still in its shrinkwrap. I also bought a beat up web climbing Remco Spider-Man. It’s missing the battery cover and a few parts, but for ten bucks, it seemed like a good deal to me.
I found a plastic sandwich bag full of View-Master reels and cherry picked these beauties. I already had a sealed Batman set but now I can actually see what’s inside!
View-Master sets include the reels and an envelope to order more sets, but they also include miniature books that tell the story of the pictures on the reels.
This was my absolute favorite find of the day–a 1950 Rocket Patrol magnetic target game! This will be a great addition to my collection and I can’t believe I found it tucked away in a booth filled with furniture and doilies. No way was I passing this up for $20!
The back side of that board shows another colorful target game, and is pretty scratched up but that’s okay with me, because this side will never see the light of day in my house!
I’m not a big Masters of the Universe collector, but Mitch McCaffrey has been bringing these boxed vehicles to the last couple of shows, and this was the weekend that I broke down and bought them.
One look at the back of the Battle Ram box, and the wave of nostalgia makes it all worthwhile.
I always enjoy browsing through Brent Stokes’ booth and this time around he made me a great deal on this Addams Family card game. I need to figure out a fun way to display some of those cards, which are about 6″ tall. (If you happen to be near New Castle, Delaware next month, Brent is assembling an awesome Octoberfest Toy Show.)
Overall, this was another great trip to the Big Flea. I’ve learned that Saturdays definitely have bigger crowds, but they also have a better assortment of items on display.
Anyone else have any great finds this weekend?